stand behind (someone or something)

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stand behind (someone or something)

1. Literally, to stand or position oneself to the rear of someone or something. Okay, Jake, you stand behind Samantha here in line. I think that's my blind date standing awkwardly behind the statue across the square.
2. To guarantee, ensure, or show one's steadfast support of someone or something, or for someone's or something's worth, ability, performance, etc. I'm very grateful to my husband, who always stood behind me during the inquest. If your own employees won't stand behind your new software, how can you expect uptake by the public?
See also: behind, stand
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"They stand behind us and, as we saw at Crystal Palace, the players stand behind them as well.
He said that entire nation is proud of its valiant armed forces and will always stand behind them during war and peace.
"The government will forcefully confront the suspicious calls to violate law and order and those who stand behind them through decisive measures," he said.
In Friday Sermon, Minister of Awqaf (Religious Endowments), Mohammad Abdul-Sattar al-Sayyed, stressed that the Syrian people with all spectra realizes the reality and goals of these takfiri terrorist acts and those who stand behind them.
The Assembly called on the Israeli government and its agencies not to condemn and pay solidarity visits only, but to continue taking serious measures to bring attackers and those who stand behind them to justice and to work towards reexamining the role of the state in educating its citizens to respect others, even if different.
"I am prepared to stand behind them and to stand behind the depositors."